February 29, 2020

Types of Spinal Cord Injuries Explained by our LA Personal Injury Lawyers

The spinal cord provides the sensitive communication between the brain and the rest of the body needed for almost any function, from breathing to movement. When the spine is injured in an accident, it can have devastating effects on the injured party, often for a lifetime, depending on the level of the injury. Our Los Angeles spinal cord injury lawyer knows how devastating this type of injury can be for an injured victim.

Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries will be categorized into one of two categories: complete or incomplete injuries. A complete injury is one where the injured party has no sensation or movement capability in the area that has been affected because the spinal cord was completely severed. An incomplete injury is when the injured party has some limited movement due to the spinal cord being partially severed or damaged.

Types of Paralysis

Furthermore, spinal cord injuries will also be categorized depending on what area of the body has been affected. These will include paraplegia (the functioning of the lower part of the body), paraparesis (partial paralysis of the lower limbs), quadriparesis (partial paralysis of all limbs), and quadriplegia (complete functioning of all four limbs).  There are other types of paralysis that could also be caused in an auto accident, including hemiplegia (paralysis on one side of the body) or monoplegia (when one limb is injured and paralyzed).

Get Our Help for Any Type of Serious Spinal Cord Injury in California

A spinal cord injury victim may be subject to many surgeries, years of therapies, long-term medical costs as well as the costs for devices that will assist them in movement and other bodily functions. Needless to say, these costs can be overwhelming for an accident victim and his or her family. Getting the legal advice and assistance of a skilled Los Angeles spinal cord injury lawyer will ensure that the victim is getting the proper care and financial assistance to navigate a devastating accident. For more information and a FREE case review, contact us today at (888) 588-1777.  We are ready and willing to help.